Terrace boasts year-round recreational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. Terrace is located along the mighty Skeena River, the second longest river entirely in the province. The city is surrounded by tall mountains, peaks, rivers, lakes and creeks. The lifestyle includes skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, biking, and so much more.
With two rivers, two lakes, mountains everywhere, we know how to play.
FISHING, fly, lure, ocean, salmon, (world class)
SWIMMING, inside and out (Lakelse Lake, Kalum Lake),
BIKING, for everyone - hardcore (a great network of mountain bike trails) or go off with your kids,
LITTLE THEATRE, award winning,
MUSIC FESTIVAL, a celebration of music and the arts,
SKIING … the best! (check out the articles on our SHAMES MOUNTAIN),
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING (groomed and lit trails)
SNOWMOBILING …. Backcountry 30 minutes from town,
SOCCER for the little folk,
HOCKEY for the little and big folk,
BASEBALL for everyone.
HIKING There are trails threading around the mountains or just go for a walk out your back door.
FOOD Sushi, West coast fusion, Korean, Mobile Vendors, East Indian, Chinese, Restaurants who celebrate Terrace grown foods. And lots of coffee shops for good coffee and home made delicacies.
FARMERS MARKET each summer supplied by the local gardens and farms - a gathering place to meet friends and enjoy our local musicians.
DIVERSITY We have people from all over CANADA, as well as the UNITED STATES, GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, SYRIA, INDIA, PHILIPPINES, and many more countries. Join the Skeena Diversity’s Potluck Dinner each year to meet everyone.
And FIRST NATIONS the people of Kitselas, Kitsumkalum, Haisla and Nisgaa who share their culture and love of the land.
DAY TRIPS? The closest big city is Prince George, 577km to the southeast. Kitimat, the closest town, is about a 45-minute drive south along Highway 37, 60km away. Smithers is 2 hours east. Several First Nations communities are in the area. This includes Kitsumkalum, Gitselasu and Nisga'a.
Things to do Information
- Trades Fair (spring)
- Pacific Northwest Regional Music Festival (April)
- Riverboat Days (B.C. Day long weekend)
- Skeena Valley Fall Fair (Labour Day long weekend)
- Shames Mountain Ski Hill
- Cross Country Ski Trails
- 18-Hole Golf Course
- Terrace Curling Club
- Mountain biking